Cryo-Cell México

About

Cryo-Cell México is an independent company that offers nationwide service and strategic alliances with leading hospitals. Cryo-Cell México owns and operates their own secure laboratory and storage facility in Mexico. Today, the company has over 87,000 clients in Mexico, with room in their facility to expand to 350,000. Since inception, 100% of client specimens have been successfully viable upon thaw. Cryo-Cell México supports institutions and foundations dedicated to children with cancer.

Labs and Locations

Cryo-Cell has a central bank in the city of Guadalajara Jalisco Mexico and 78 commercial offices served throughout the country.

Business Experience

Cryo-Cell Mexico has over 80,000 cord blood specimens for the exclusive benefit of newborns and potential use by other family members. Researchers believe they may be utilized in the future to treat other currently non curable diseases.

Collection Kit

Supplies are provided for gravity collection of cord blood, along with a sterile collection bag. The anti coagulant is Citrate Phosphate Dextrose Solution (CPD).

Transportation Container

Cryo-Cell provides a kit validated to maintain room temperature TH10: Temperature USB Datalogger Records.
Features:
• Datalogs up to 32,000 temperature readings with a user programmable sample rate
• Selectable data sampling rate: 2s, 5s, 10s, 30s, 1m, 5m, 10m, 30m, 1hr, 2hr, 3hr, 6hr, 12hr, 24hr
• User-programmable alarm thresholds
• Status Indication via Red/Yellow LED and Green LED.

Shipping Info:

Shipping costs are covered as part of the Cryo-cell contract. The samples will be collected at the hospital of origin by employees of Cryo-Cell and will be transported in containers with thermal insulation to our processing facility.
Cryo-Cell provides services 24 hrs a day, 365 days of year: Phone 01800 999 2796 in case of emergency.

Processing Method

The child's blood collection is handled with a protocol designed for routine processing of umbilical cord blood (UCB) to concentrate the nucleated cells fraction that is rich in hematopoietic (blood-forming) stem cells. In this protocol, Hydroxyethyl Starch (HES) is added to the umbilical cord blood prior to beginning the procedure to assist in the sedimentation of red blood.

Components Stored

Parents are provided with a certificate describing all test results from cord blood and maternal blood (e.g. cell counts CD34+, mononuclear cells, virus antibodies, bacterial contamination).

Storage Method

Final storage is in cryo-bags. Prior to storage, each cryo-bag is placed in a second overwrap layer of plastic, which is hermetically sealed as an extra precaution against possible cross contamination. The cord blood units are stored in cryogenic nitrogen that creates a vapor-phase environment kept at minus 196 degrees Celsius.

Licensing & Accreditation

Cryo-Cell is certificate by the Ministry of health in México COFEPRIS (Federal Commission of the Prevention of Health Risks); Laboratory and Bunker 1 Num. 09TS14039041, Bunker 2 Num. 11TS14039032
Cryo-Cell is also accredited by ISO 9001:2008

Clinical Experience

Therapies performed by Cryo-Cell banks in USA, Mexico, and India are all reported on a single combined list.

Insurance

$50,000 Guarantee:
In the event that a client's cord blood, which was processed and stored by Cryo-Cell, is used for transplant and fails to engraft, we will pay the Client $50,000.
Quality Assurance Guarantee:
Cryo-Cell has insurance to annuity payments up to 21 years if one of the parents dies.
Shipping worldwide Guarantee:
Cryo-Cell provides support and advice to you on delivery of stem cells anywhere in the world, in case of need for transplantation in the treatment of diseases with approved protocols. After validation of the Medical Director. *
Guarantee for low blood volume:
Cryo-Cell offers a special discount of $100 on your next contract, if the blood sample of your baby is not processed because the weight of the cord blood is equal to or less than 75 g. *
Guarantee low number of stem cells:
In the case that the blood sample, at the time of processing, presents a final count exceeding 0.30 (zero point thirty) million stem cells (CD34+), the client will be released from the obligation to pay annuities for conservation and their specimen if cryogenically stored will remain free in CCELL facilities.*
* Restrictions apply.

Community Service

Cryo-Cell has a support program which offers free collection, processing, and storage when a family member has been diagnosed with a life-threatening disease (active disease or recent remission) currently treatable with donor stem cell transplant.  This program requires a validated medical history and a socio-economic study to support the request for assistance.
Cryo-Cell supports institutions and foundations dedicated to children with cancer: MUDAC (Mi último deseo AC)  and Mi Gran Esperanza AC.

Prices

  • - $1,195 cover processing, testing and the first year annual storage fee.
  • - Thereafter, annual storage is $126 per year.
  • - Discounts available if storage prepaid for 5, 10, 15 or 20 years.
  • - Payment plans available (3, 6, 9 and 12 months)

Additional Services

Not applicable.

Prices with Additional Services

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